Landmarks in Port of Spain

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Port of Spain is not the type of town you can explore fully on foot. You'll really want to have a tour guide or a vehicle to get you around simply because there is just so much to see. This town embodies all things as the seat of government, center of culture, and all around busy port city, so be prepared to spend your time hopping from historic homes to museums and back again.

Museums

National Museum & Art Gallery

In case you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Port of Spain. Just click on each place's name to read full details.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is National Museum & Art Gallery. It is located in Port of Spain. The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and on Sundays from 2:00 p.m.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Central Bank Money Museum. It is found within downtown Port of Spain. The Money Museum has three main rooms that will take visitors through three different topics. The first room deals with money in general, and how it has evolved around the world from simple stones to gold, and today to paper currency, debit and credit cards, and completely electronic currency.

Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection: When you visit the House of Angostura you may think you're visiting just for a tour to learn about the history of rum making, but there's an added bonus here: the one-of-a-kind Baracant Butterfly Collection.

The following chart shows a few details concerning some museums to choose from in and around Port of Spain.

Museums In and Around Port of Spain
Name Phone Location
Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection (868) 623-1841 ext. 255 4.2 mi. East of Central Port of Spain
Central Bank Money Museum (868) 625-2601 ext. 2151 Downtown Port of Spain
Chaguaramas Military History & Aerospace Museum (868) 634-4391 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Port of Spain
National Museum & Art Gallery (868) 623-5941 0.7 mi. North of Downtown Port of Spain

Historical Sites

Stollmeyer's Castle

Do you enjoy learning about the historical roots of places you visit? If so, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical sites during your vacation.

One popular destination is President's House. It is found in Port of Spain. While the President's House serves as the private residence of the president of Trindad and Tobago, it also has an official capacity as well. From the neighboring Botanical Gardens, visitors can view the house whenever they choose.

Another option is Fort Picton. It's a historical site just on the edge of Port of Spain. Visitors to the site will be able to explore all that is left of Fort Picton. In addition to the stone walls and many rooms, the fort includes some impressive views of the city.

Stollmeyer's Castle: The building is currently unopened to the public, but tourists can view it from the outside.

Take a moment to read the following table to learn more about historic sites in the area.

Historic Sites In Port of Spain
Name Phone Location
Fort George (868) 639-3970 2.1 mi. North of Central Port of Spain
Fort Picton -- 1.0 mi. East of Downtown Port of Spain
Hayes Court -- Downtown Port of Spain
President's House (868) 624-1261 1.6 mi. North of Downtown Port of Spain
Stollmeyer's Castle -- 1.5 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Port of Spain

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests will experience some other worthwhile landmarks in and near Port of Spain.

The following table provides you with a few details regarding other kinds of attractions of interest to travelers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In and Around Port of Spain
Name Type Location
Brian Lara Promenade Tourist Attraction Downtown Port of Spain
Espalon Point Lighthouse 8.9 mi. West of Central Port of Spain
St. Vincent Jetty Range Rear Lighthouse Downtown Port of Spain

Fortunately, you can find other attraction types available too. Navigate here to see our page concerning other interesting attractions for Port of Spain.

 

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